President Buhari sent a ministerial list of names to the Senate on Tuesday.
The following are seven principal facts about the President’s list of suggested names for ministerial appointments.
- There are 43 nominees in all, comprising seven women and 36 men.
- Seven states comprising Edo, Anambra, Bauchi, Kaduna, Kano, Lagos, and Kwara have two nominees each.
- Those who hail from the seven states with two nominees each are: Osagie Ehanire and Clement Ike (Edo State); Sharon Ikeazor and Chris Ngige (Anambra State); Mariam Katagun and Adamu Adamu (Bauchi State); Muhammad Mahmood and Zainab Ahmed (Kaduna); Sabo Nanono and Major-Gen. Bashir Salihi Magashi (Kano); Babatunde Fashola and Adeleke Mamora (Lagos); Lai Mohammed and Gbemisola Saraki (Kwara State).
- The nominees are drawn from all the 36 states of the federation
- The seven women on Buhari’s ministerial list are: Sharon Ikeazor, Zainab Ahmed, Gbemisola Saraki, Ramatu Tijjani-Aliyu, Sadiya Farouk, Mariam Katagun and Pauline Tallen.
- Names of 19 ministers who served with President Muhammadu Buhari in his first term were dropped and replaced with new nominees.
- The 19 ministers that were dropped and replaced are: Ex-minister of interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau; Solomon Dalung (Sports); Adebayo Shittu (Communication); Suleiman Adamu (Water Resources); Ibe Kachikwu (Petroleum); Audu Ogbeh (Agriculture); Udo Udoma (Budget and National Planning); Ibrahim Usman Jibril (Environment); Khadija Bukar Ibrahim (ex-state minister, Foreign Affairs); Cladius Omoleye Daramola (ex-minister of state for Niger Delta); Prof Anthony Onwuka (ex-minister of state for Education); Aisha Alhassan (Women Affairs); Dan Ali (Defence); Okechukwu Enelamah (Trade, Investment and Industry); Aisha Abubakar (ex-minister of state, Trade and Investment); Heineken Lokpobiri (ex-minister of State for Agriculture); Isaac Adewole (Health); Abubakar Bawa Bwari (ex-minister of state for Solid Minerals); Usani Uguru (ex-minister of Niger Delta).